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Milk Chicken Bomb, The

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The kid sells lemonade. Not a lot of people buy lemonade, especially now that it's winter, but the kid makes good lemonade, even if his friend Mullen thinks it ought to be sweeter.

They don't talk much with the other ten-year-olds - most of the others are Dead Kids anyway. Except for Jenny Tierney, but she's busy breaking kids' faces with her math book. Besides, the Russian
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Paperback, 280 pages
Published April 15th 2007 by Coach House Press (first published April 14th 2003)
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Greg
Apr 09, 2009 Greg rated it liked it
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John K. Samson blurbs the book, and that was good enough for me to give it a try. At times there are lines that have the same feeling of Samson's lyrics, and maybe it's just Canadian melancholy, or the longing of living in the big wide open spaces of the central plains. At other times the feeling of growing up in the 80's is captured really well, or for me. The boredom of living in a small town, but which is imbued with 'secret' places that the cool kids don't give a shit about and adults probab ...more
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Jun 02, 2013 Megan rated it liked it
The back cover and the blurb here on Goodreads both call this book hilarious, but I really didn't find that accurate. (I couldn't even see the black humour in it, personally.) The publisher's website notes that its plot is virtually irrelevant; I agree 100%. I would not suggest reading this book if you can't handle those two facts (especially the latter) and wish I'd known them ahead of time, since I'm sure my enjoyment would have been higher if I did, because ultimately, it is a good book.
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Aug 23, 2012 John rated it it was ok
Compelling, but bleak. Characters tantalizing, but not real for me.
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